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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Did you mean tentacles?
    No, I meant testicles.

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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    His leaks on China have been provocative, to say the least.
    Sure, but would the Chinese citizens ever know about it?
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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    No, I meant testicles.
    Thanks for clarifying. I knew he was evil, but I didn't realize he was the octoleak.

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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Sure, but do the Chinese citizens even know about it?
    Would we know about it, if it hadn't been leaked?

    Here's a provocative scenario for you, Erod. Put on your thinking cap. Say Assange was based in the U.S. and publishing Chinese dissident leaks of classified Chinese documents that were detrimental to the Chinese government. Would you be in favor of arresting him and handing him over for incarceration?

    Stretch your brain.

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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Thanks for clarifying. I knew he was evil, but I didn't realize he was the octoleak.
    LOL, would it surprise you at this point?

    I wonder what truly drives this man. What is his goal? It's not transparency, I know that. There were a lot of ways to accomplish that without doing it this way.

    I suspect he's an anarchist at heart. We can be certain he's an exhibitionist, too.

    But what deep down is his ultimate goal?

    He might just be a punk trying to stir up trouble, and nothing more.

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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Would we know about it, if it hadn't been leaked?

    Here's a provocative scenario for you, Erod. Put on your thinking cap. Say Assange was based in the U.S. and publishing Chinese dissident leaks of classified Chinese documents that were detrimental to the Chinese government. Would you be in favor of arresting him and handing him over for incarceration?

    Stretch your brain.
    What I read in that scenario is the function of the CIA. Certainly we all know there is a constant intelligence game going on out there, but there is a national purpose - someone's national purpose - being served in their work.

    But this is a man without a country, leaking information in the name of "journalism" with no other cause other than to claim a dedication toward "transparency". It doesn't wash with me.

    This, to me, looks more like a "look at me" campaign, and by doing this so publicly, he's not accomplishing anything but straining relations in a world that is already strained.

    I think this is going to damage communication between nations, not improve it. I think this is going to HURT transparency, not promote it. This is going to scare everyone back into their closets, and it will be very Cold War like between nations once again.

    Or so, that is a possibility. I'm just thinking out loud as you asked.

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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    He most certainly should be acknowledged

    I will also wait in anticipation for his leaks on Russia and other countries.
    Has he promised such?
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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    LOL, would it surprise you at this point?

    I wonder what truly drives this man. What is his goal? It's not transparency, I know that. There were a lot of ways to accomplish that without doing it this way.

    I suspect he's an anarchist at heart. We can be certain he's an exhibitionist, too.

    But what deep down is his ultimate goal?

    He might just be a punk trying to stir up trouble, and nothing more.
    I don't really care what his goals are. What he's done is actually valuable to us, if we'd remove our scary bad guy blinders and look at it, pragmatically.

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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Has he promised such?
    No idea, he's screwed over China though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod
    Sure, but would the Chinese citizens ever know about it?
    They don't have to, they're not the ones who would hang him from his testicles in a Siberian forest...

    I sort of want them to attempt a trial against Assange on charge of the Espionage Act. It'd be interesting and might bring up some debate about the legislation itself.

    Wikileaks has my complete support, and I'm trying to donate where possible. Unfortunately, that's not as easy as it sounds. I did manage to get off $50 before all this controversy started, however, earlier in the year, after the previous leak.

    Even if Wikileaks gets destroyed and all it's members executed/imprisoned/assassinated, other people will continue the work. They've started a train that won't stop lightly.

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    Re: Julian Assange should be awarded Nobel peace prize, suggests Russia

    That's actually pretty funny, good call Russia.
    That looks to me to be purely a funny jab at the U.S. and it's fairly recent Nobel Prize news, and for us having to deal with wikileaks.
    Last edited by Mach; 12-09-10 at 02:55 PM.

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